Image courtesy of Facebook: MOCHA USON BLOG
In an ironic twist of events, the Facebook account of the netizen who started a petition to ban avid Rodrigo Duterte supporter Mocha Uson’s page has been reported to the social networking site.
Paul Quilet said in an update he posted Monday night on his change.org petition that he has already sought the reactivation of his Facebook account.
“My Facebook account has been reported. I have requested Facebook to have it reactivated ASAP,” Quilet wrote.
Since his update at 10:30 p.m. Monday, Quilet has yet to post of any development regarding his account.
On Sunday, Quilet started the “Suspend Mocha Uson Blog Facebook Page” petition in a bid to quell the “social media page which promotes lies and hate-mongering online.”
“I have never seen someone divide our country so much since the time of Marcos. The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing,” Quilet said of his petition that has gathered 30,557 supporters as of writing.
Uson, a member of an all-female singing group and an avid supporter of President Duterte, responded to the petition by uploading early Tuesday a mugshot of her with her mouth taped. The photo had on its borders the caption, “If you can’t handle the truth, silence it. We stand with Mocha.”
Quilet has since defended his position, and said that there’s “always a thin line between rights and responsibilities.”
“Everyone is free to express what they want. But problems arise when this fundamental right is used to manipulate and condition the public, when it is exploited to serve anyone’s purpose, when it is used as a shield against accountability,” Quilet said. CDG/rga